Circuit board and flexible circuit shipments in North America up 18.5 percent in September, IPC says

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 29 Oct. 2010. North American combined shipments of rigid printed circuit boards and flexible circuits increased 18.5 percent in September from the same month one year ago, say market analysts at the IPC -- the Association Connecting Electronics Industries -- in Bannockburn, Ill. Year to date, shipments were up 19.3 percent over the first nine months of 2009, IPC analysts say.

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BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 29 Oct. 2010. North American combined shipments of rigid printed circuit boards and flexible circuits increased 18.5 percent in September from the same month one year ago, say market analysts at the IPC -- the Association Connecting Electronics Industries -- in Bannockburn, Ill. Year to date, shipments were up 19.3 percent over the first nine months of 2009, IPC analysts say.

The organization made the announcement this week as part of its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (printed circuit board) Statistical Program.

Rigid printed circuit board shipments in September were up 18.3 percent over the same month last year. Flexible circuit shipments in September 2010 were up 21 percent over the same month last year.

"The growth in orders over the past year has generated corresponding sales growth in the industry," says Denny McGuirk, IPC president and chief executive officer.

IPC's monthly survey of the North American printed circuit board industry tracks bookings and shipments from U.S. and Canadian facilities, which provide indicators of regional demand. For more information contact IPC online at www.ipc.org.

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